Darius Rucker, Travis Tritt, Cam, Chris Young, Brett Eldredge & More to Salute Ray Charles at the Opry

Darius Rucker, Travis Tritt, Cam, Chris Young, Brett Eldredge & More to Salute Ray Charles at the Opry

The Grand Ole Opry will pay homage to icon Ray Charles on Oct. 8 with a special showcase.

Hosted by Darius Rucker, An Opry Salute to Ray Charles will feature performances by Travis Tritt, Chris Young, Cam, Brett Eldredge, Boyz II Men, Leela James, Lukas Nelson, Allen Stone and more.

The night’s performances will be filmed for a PBS television special to air in November 2018. The special will also feature behind-the-scenes footage, a visit to the Ray Charles Library and iconic footage courtesy of the Ray Charles Foundation.

“When you think of musical legends, you think of Ray Charles,” says Darius. “To host this great event celebrating his legacy at the Opry makes it even more special. Being asked to join the Opry six years ago was one of the greatest highlights of my career and it’s an honor any time I get to step onto that stage, especially for a night like this.”

Tickets for An Opry Salute to Ray Charles will go on sale on Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. CT.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson